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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 2:00pm
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 11:00am
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 10:00am

Swamp Boardwalk

You can get a feel for the Swamp without getting your feet wet! The Boardwalk offers a surprising amount of wildlife, including frogs, turtles, snakes, birds, and even the occasional bear or bobcat. Learn more about plants and wildlife you see from the interpretive panels found along the loop.

The Dismal Swamp State Park TRACK Trail also follows the Swamp Boardwalk, an accessible half-mile loop.

Trail Location: 
Begins behind Visitor Center
Trail Point of Interest: 
There is an observation platform and accessible picnic table a few hundred feet along the trail from the left entrance.
Trail Length: 
0.50 miles
Trail Type: 
loop
Trail Difficulty: 
easy hike
Trail Use: 
Handicap Accessible
Hiking
Discovery/Interpretive Trail
TRACK Trail
Trail Surface: 
boardwalk/bridge
Trail Blaze: 
blue circle (for TRACK Trail)

Map of North Carolina – Dismal Swamp State Park

 

Contact the park

252-771-6593

dismal.swamp@ncparks.gov

 

Address

Visitor center

2294 U.S. 17 N.
South Mills, NC 27976

GPS: 36.5057, -76.3551

 

Hours

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • March to October:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • Trails close 30 minutes before park closing time.
     

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  • Weekdays:
    8:00am to 4:30pm
     
  • Saturday to Sunday:
    9:30am to 4:30pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day